Mirror Image

New Zealand Sculpture Onshore, Auckland — 2008

A 'transparent mirror', Mirror Image shows the potential of an ‘absent presence’.  A Victorian cheval mirror shape, of adult human scale, is deleted from the centre of Mirror Image.  The empty space frames an ancient volcanic island and ships passing through the channel.  As the light changes, the margins offer a reflection, imprinting people, buildings, and trees directly onto the landscape, bleeding content with context.   Mirror Image blends into the environment, like a chameleon, sliding between translucency and reflection, and recreating itself in shadow, using the natural chemistry of light, cloud, shadow, and movement.